"Human freedom is a force for growth and maturity in truth and goodness."
"The goal of a virtuous life is to become like God."
"God is infinitely good and all his works are good."
"The revelation of the ineffable name 'I Am who Am' contains the truth that God alone IS. The Greek Septuagint translation of the Hebrew Scriptures, and following it the Church's Tradition, understood the divine name in this sense: God is the fullness of Being and of every perfection….All creatures receive all that they are and have from him; but he alone IS his very being, and he is of himself everything that he is."
"The Word of God and his Breath are at the origin of the being and life of every creature."
"Each creature possesses its own particular goodness and perfection….Each of the various creatures, willed in its own being, reflects in its own way a ray of God's infinite wisdom and goodness."
"God wills the interdependence of creatures. The sun and the moon, the cedar and the little flower, the eagle and the sparrow: the spectacle of their countless diversities . . .tells us that no creature is self-sufficient. Creatures exist only in dependence on each other, to complete each other, in the service of each other."
"Deep within his conscience man discovers a law which he has not laid upon himself but which he must obey. Its voice, ever calling him to love and to do what is good and to avoid evil, sounds in his heart at the right moment….For man has in his heart a law inscribed by God….His conscience is man's most secret core and his sanctuary. There he is alone with God whose voice echoes in his depths."
"All religions bear witness to man's essential search for God."
"God gave himself to us through his Spirit. By the participation of the Spirit, we become communicants in the divine nature." St. Athanasius, Ep. Serap. 1, 24
"Man is created with free will and is master over his acts."
"If God is not one, he is not God." Tertullian, Adv. Marc., 1, 3, 5
"Man is by nature and vocation a religious being. Coming from God, going toward God, man lives a fully human life only if he freely lives by his bond with God."
"The confession of God's oneness, which has its roots in the divine revelation of the Old Covenant, is inseparable from the profession of God's existence and is equally fundamental."
"God's parental tenderness can be expressed by the image of motherhood, which emphasizes God's immanence, the intimacy between Creator and creature."
"By love, God has revealed himself and given himself to humanity. He has thus provided the definitive, superabundant answer to the questions that man asks himself about the meaning and purpose of his life."
"By deviating from the moral law man violates his own freedom, becomes imprisoned within himself, disrupts neighborly fellowship and rebels against divine truth."
"By natural reason man can know God with certanity, on the basis of his works."
"The dignity of man rests above all on the fact that he is called to communion with God. This invitation to converse with God is addressed to man as soon as he comes into being….God has created him through love, and through love continues to hold him in existence." Vatical Council II, 'Gaudium et spes', 19, 1
"When he listens to the message of creation and to the voice of conscience, man can arrive at certainty about the existence of God, the cause and end of everything."
"From the beginning until the end of time the whole of God's work is a blessing. From the liturgical poem of the first creation to the canticles of the heavenly Jerusalem, the inspired authors proclaim the plan of salvation as one vast divine blessing."
"The moral life is a spiritual worship."
"God calls each one by name. (cf. Isaiah 43:1)"
"To God, all moments of time are present in their immediacy."
"God who created everything also rules everything….God's power is loving."